Bass News 08 Jun, 2012

I attended a meeting Wednesday afternoon (06 Jun 2012) at the IFI offices in Clonmel. Also present were Professional Bass Guide Jim Hendrick, John Quinlan of the Irish bass group and Colm McCann a recreational bass fisherman. Three fisheries officers and the area manager David McInerney took time to talk to us regarding many aspects of bass fishing protection on the South East coast. Topics ranged from illegal netting issues to the current spate of recreational take at locations on the Wexford coast before and during the bass ban. IFI are new to recreational bass angling protection and policies were agreed for implementation immediately to stem the current spate of conservation breaches in this area . Anglers on the South coast will be seeing more of the IFI shortly.